Chattanooga Volleyball Hosts Furman, Citadel

Friday, October 27, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team is set to return to Maclellan Gymnasium this weekend with a Friday night match against SoCon leading Furman and a Saturday afternoon match against The Citadel.
Chattanooga recently concluded a three-match road trip with a 1-2 record, falling in five-sets to Wofford and UNCG while notching a sweep against Western Carolina. The Mocs now sit at 12-12 overall, 5-5 in the SoCon, and are looking to make a strong push down the final stretch of the season.

"It will be great to be back home this weekend for these two matches and what they stand for are always two of my most favorite moments in the fall," said head coach Travis Filar.

Friday's Bone Marrow Donation Awareness match against Furman is set for 6 p.m. and fans in attendance will have the chance to gather information on how to register to become a possible donor. The Paladins enter the match with an unbeaten 9-0 mark in conference play.
"This will be the sixth annual Bone Marrow Donation Awareness match that we have done and it is always a special night to raise awareness about donating bone marrow towards helping people with forms of blood cancer, in addition to, honoring those who have won and lost their fights with these specific forms of cancer," added Filar.
Chattanooga will then meet The Citadel on Saturday at 3 p.m. for 'Senior Day' as the Mocs will honor the triplet of seniors in Madison Bergren, Lauren Greenspoon and Maddie Marshall.
"To have the chance to celebrate our seniors, their careers here at Chattanooga, all that they have given to our program and the university, is a memory I always love," said Filar. "I am so grateful of Lauren, Madison, and Maddie for the impact they all have had on me as a person and on their teammates."
The trio of seniors have led UTC to their most successful stretch as a program in nearly twenty seasons. They have combined for 57 overall wins and an impressive .667 win percentage in the Southern Conference. In addition, they helped the Mocs earn their first regular season SoCon title since 1998 by finishing with 13 conference wins in 2015, the third-most SoCon wins in program history.
"I know our team is very prepared to honor them by finishing out our conference season well with the hopes of playing our most consistent volleyball these last few weeks of the regular season," Filar added.
Both matches this weekend will be streamed LIVE on the SoCon Digital Network, courtesy of 

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